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IS-450: Emergency Preparedness for Federal Employees

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Course Overview

The goal of this course is to provide practical steps you can take to prepare for emergencies that could threaten your home, workplace, and community. This course is intended for Federal employees living and working outside of the National Capital Region.

The first lesson focuses on the importance of personal emergency preparedness and its relationship to your professional responsibilities as a Federal employee. The second lesson introduces the four steps to personal emergency preparedness: Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved. The last lesson reinforces the concepts learned in the previous lessons by applying the four steps of emergency preparedness to a given scenario.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of emergency preparedness and its relationship to personal and professional responsibilities
  • Explain basic steps you should take today to be better prepared for a range of emergencies and increase your ability to recover from the effects
  • Identify items to include in an emergency supply kit for your home and workplace
  • Apply the four steps of emergency preparedness—Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved—to a given scenario

Primary Audience

Federal employees living and working outside of the National Capital Region





Course Length:

1 hour
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Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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